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Due being part of my PERSONAL project, this deviation works under different rules from the rest of my gallery:
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Yet another species for my setting. These are reptiles that call themselves "Iss". They come from a deserted world that is severily lacks water (only 47% of surface is oceans, and even these are for the most part relatively shallow), and fertile grounds on shores had huge value. So main point of their space expansion was to get to those ice asteroids and comets, haul them back to their planet and dump them in the oceans. They did not discover any tech from the Ancients, so they had to do it old school way, with tech that is roughly our level of advancement. They did that for then thousand years already, and it still get them to only enlarge ocean to cover 55% of the surface. Iss are VERY conservative species, their civilization had thermonuclear fusion thousands of years before raharrs even get to space, but they advance their technology on such lazy and cautious jog, that when they contacted Alliance (by sending a cryogenic sleeper ship at sublight speeds to the nearest star with potentially habitable world; it flied there for about 430 years, and when they finally get to the planet, they discovered that there was a joint Alliance colony setted up for half a century already), they actually already fallen behind and now need to catch up with all the fancy tech, which causes their society to accelerate to unnatural, from their point of view, pace. Their slowness is purely cultural thing though and have nothing to do with their coldblooded physiology, so they adapting rather fine, although not without distress and turmoil in their society.
They are obligate carnivores, this causes some naturally expected issues with some herbivore species of the Alliance, but mostly Iss doing fine and are not very aggressive.

This particular gentleman is some sort of a shady salesman of that kind which usually hang around spaceports to catch careless tourists, trying to sell you some weird poisonous bug, claiming that it have profound effect on males and makes them, err, last longer, he can bet his word on it and it cost only ten credits, where else you can get such good offer, eh?

I feeled that I need to add some undoubtly reptilian species to my work, so that I could point people at it with words "no, no, these other aliens are not reptilian *points* THIS is how a reptile looks like!"
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist
This is very cool!!! :)
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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting alien! The background story sounds somewhat legit. Love the realism you put into that!

Of course, the specimen container HAD to appear in its hands :D
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Container was a honest accident, I swear! =D
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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but there is nothing wrong using it, i think :P
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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting alien! The background story sounds somewhat legit. Love the realism you put into that!

Of course, the specimen container HAD to appear in its hands :D
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